Victoria holding up the Welcoming timetable

Our timetable below has details of all our classes and activities for newcomers to Edinburgh. Everything is free of charge and drop in. This means that, for the majority of activities, there is no need to book in advance – just come along and join in! 🙂

Make sure to check out the “additional timetable info” section on this page, which tells you more about what’s on this week!

We are open for 50 weeks of the year, closing only for public holidays at Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Please visit our Register page for more information on how to get started.

Day Time Activity Description
Monday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Elementary For those with a basic understanding of English (A2)
10.00am – 12.00pm Open Book Reading Group Shared reading group to enjoy fiction and poetry together. For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Advanced For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
1.00pm-3.00pm Cycling for Newcomers *last Monday of every month* Join our monthly led bike rides. ***Next bike ride is 24th June 2019. 
3.00pm – 5.00pm Employment & Business Guidance Please email [email protected] to make an appointment. 
3.15pm – 5.15pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
5.30pm -7.30pm English Beginners For those with little understanding of English (A1)
Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)

3.00pm – 5.00pm

*Last Tuesday of the month*

Home Energy Advice Drop-In  A chance to get advice on your home energy bills & recycling 
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Upper-Intermediate For those with a good working understanding of English (B2-C1)
3.00pm – 5.00pm Gym & Swim Session Keep active with our gym & swim group!
5.00pm – 7.00pm Table Tennis Tuesday Come and join us for table tennis!
5.30pm – 7.30pm English Advanced For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Beginners (1st floor) and at the same time a Complete Beginners class (5th floor) For those with little understanding of English (A1) For those with no understanding of English
12.00pm – 2.00pm Welcome to Edinburgh! *1st Wednesday of every month* Introduction to the city for new arrivals.
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Advanced For those with a very good understanding of English, looking for further improvement (C1)
3.00pm – 5.00pm Scotland for Newcomers Get to know Scotland with a different outing or activity every week. 
5.30pm – 7.30pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
7.30pm-9.00pm Singing Group Come and sing with us! *At St Martin of Tours Episcopal Church, 232 Dalry Road*
Thursday 10.00am – 12.00pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
1.00pm – 3.00pm English Upper-Intermediate For those with a good working understanding of English (B2-C1)
3:30pm-5.00pm The Wee Blether A small conversation group for those looking to share English conversation in a cosy environment. 8 spaces per session. Email [email protected] before Tuesday each week to book. 
5.30pm – 7.30pm English Intermediate For those with a reasonable understanding of English (B1)
Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm English Beginners (1st floor) and at the same time a Complete Beginners (5th floor) For those with little understanding of English (A1) For those with no understanding of English
12.15pm – 1.15pm Welcoming lunch We invite you to join us for a shared lunch!
1.30pm – 3.30pm English Conversation Café Have fun and improve your English through conversation with other learners and local volunteers
2.00pm – 4.00pm Employment & Business Guidance Please email [email protected] to make an appointment.
Saturday 12:00p – 4:00pm Creative Space Enjoy your choice of creative activities in our fifth floor classroom

Additional timetable info, 21st – 27th June 2019

You are invited to a weekend of opportunities, fun, games, connectedness and the chance to meet lots of interesting people.

Come along to explore and learn about Go Deep, an exciting game that will help you link with individuals and your community as a whole. If you are interested in community building and want to learn new ways of making community happen, this event is for you!

For more information or if you have any specific requirements please get in touch with us: phone 0131 346 8577 or email [email protected]

This event is a partnership between The Welcoming and Go Deep, and is supported by funding from Erasmus + and the Scottish Refugee Council.

Please note this event is for over 18s only.
 
Monday, 24th June 2019

Coming soon…

Come and join us for our creative writing workshop at Creative Space on Saturday 15th June. No previous experience necessary and all are welcome!
Friday 28th June 2019

You might also be interested in…

***50% of all proceedings donated to The Welcoming & Bikes for Refugees. ***
All are welcome to the week-long art exhibition and auction that will be closing the Scottish Refugee Council‘s Scottish Refugee Festival 2019. The event will be presenting the experiences of refugees through written accounts of interviews and multimedia art.

We will be presenting interviews that our research team have conducted with refugees who have resettled in Scotland, as part of our long-term mission to eliminate misconceptions of refugees and asylum seekers. These interviews will be complemented by screenings of animations based on these accounts.

The second part of our event is an auction made up of art from both local and international artists who respond to refugee experiences in their work. Expect a variety of painting, photography, sculpture and film. Throughout the week, the artwork will be auctioned to the public. The profits made from selling the artwork will be divided between our partner charities; Bikes for Refugees – Scotland SCIO and The Welcoming Edinburgh, the artists who have collaborated and towards future COLOURS of Edinburgh projects.